October 21, 2009 12:52 ET

VigiTrust Launches PCI DSS Compliance Management Tool for the Canadian Market

Announcement is made in conjunction with the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Canada led by the Deputy Prime Minister Mary Coughlan T.D.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - VigiTrust is a global leader in the provision of security assessments and security eLearning solutions. Today VigiTrust announced the release of SAMS for the Canadian market. SAMS, which stands for Security Accreditation Management System, is a SaaS based compliance management tool that enables organizations to take control of their PCI DSS compliance projects. SAMS makes the PCI DSS compliance process simpler by automating most of the requested compliance tasks thus reducing the overall remediation effort as well as time to accreditation.

According to Breandan Murray, VigiTrust's VP for North America, "SAMS can help organizations to cut the cost for external consultants by up to 80% thanks to its integrated process for performing pre-assessments and completing remediation work which internal staff can carry out rather than external security consultants". Murray also notes that in addition to streamlining initial accreditation process, once an organization is compliant "SAMS simplifies the task of maintaining compliance, with activity reminders and with a centralized secure repository for all PCI DSS related material such as required policies and procedures. This enables organizations to get demonstrable ROI on their security and accreditation effort".

VigiTrust has already helped a number of Canadian blue chip organizations with PCI DSS and other generic security compliance mandates by proving them with eSEC (eLearning for security), security training as well as security and compliance consulting. SAMS is the latest addition to the VigiTrust portfolio of services and solutions made available to the Canadian market since VigiTrust entered it in 2007.

About VigiTrust:

VigiTrust is a global leader in the provision of security assessments and security learning solutions. VigiTrust is a pioneer in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and ISO 27001 compliance programs and corporate governance. We ensure global Fortune 500 customers comply with US Federal Regulations, State Regulations and European Directives.

Contact Information

  • VigiTrust North American office:
    17th Floor, 345 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10154
    +1 212 750 5100
    VigiTrust HQ:
    Cunningham House
    Francis St., Dublin 8, Ireland
    353 1 453 9143